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At AMU, you can study Military History without sacrificing flexibility or affordability.

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Online Programs in Military History

The history of armed conflict is rooted in ancient times and its lasting impact through the course of modern global warfare set the course for today’s societies, international relationships and global economic powers. As part of its flagship history program, American Military University offers respected and popular military history degrees that explore military historiography, leadership perspectives, theory and strategy. From the American Revolution, Civil War and World War II to the evolution of modern militaries and diplomacy, students will examine the critical battles, statecraft, strategy, command, military weaponry and technological advancements that turned the tide of war.

From victors to the vanquished, students explore powerful nations, fascinating leaders and military doctrines that set the course for war during critical periods of human history. American Military University offers its military history degrees entirely online and designed the curriculum to emphasize quality research, writing and discussion skills. This enables working adults to fit a career-relevant and intriguing education into their busy lives.

The military history degrees at American Military University attract a diverse array of students including military personnel, teachers and educators, government and business professionals, authors, scholars, avid history enthusiasts, and many more. Students engage with a dynamic group of peers devoted to expanding their breadth of knowledge while assessing diverse historical interpretations through research and thoughtful online discussions. The military history degree program also provides access to an outstanding online research library housing special academic texts and materials. In addition, students learn from experienced historians and military leaders, many who are experts and authors specializing in the crucial periods of military history.

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Our roots are in the military, but we are open to all. Here’s why 120,000+ have chosen AMU.


Get career-relevant knowledge from faculty who bring their experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.


Our online courses feature weekly class schedules with no set login times. Our mobile app expands your access.


Classes start every month with mostly 8-week formats, so you can begin on your schedule.


Finish faster and save. We are committed to awarding you as much transfer credit as possible for military service, previous academic coursework, and job experience.


Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.


Our advisors are available seven days a week, and we have a peer mentoring program to provide support when you need it most.

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AMU Gives You the Freedom to Learn

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Out-Of-Pocket Tuition Possible

All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible for our Freedom Grant® that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

Per Credit Hour

Your tuition will be $285/credit hour for undergraduate courses.

Per Credit Hour

Your tuition will be $370/credit hour for master's and graduate certificate courses.

Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduate, doctoral, and Freedom Grant®-eligible master’s-level students.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

AMU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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* Zero-out-of-pocket tuition may be possible when the Freedom Grant® is combined with other forms of financial assistance, such as military TA or federal Pell grants. The Freedom Grant is available to all U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists. Military spouses/dependents are also eligible to receive a grant that covers tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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